Coach of Canada's Rugby Team Wants to Build Depth before World Cup Qualifier

By Morris, Jim | The Canadian Press, February 7, 2018 | Go to article overview

Coach of Canada's Rugby Team Wants to Build Depth before World Cup Qualifier


Morris, Jim, The Canadian Press


Canada's rugby coach wants to build depth

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Their backs are against a wall but having to wait until November for a last-ditch attempt to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup could benefit Canada's national team.

Head coach Kingsley Jones plans to use the time between now and the repechage tournament to restore confidence and momentum, but most importantly create some depth on the squad.

"We really need to build depth and competition within the group," Jones said in a telephone interview from Sacramento, Calif., where the team is training. "We need people challenging and pushing. We need to have competition throughout.

"If we get three first-choice players in each position, they put pressure on each other. It raises standards and performance levels."

Increased depth would allow more options to decide on "the best player for that particular game and that style of play on that day."

Jones, who took over the head coaching duties in late September, said he also will have more time to instill his philosophies and tactics on the team.

"The positive message is we have a chance to build and create," said the former Welsh international flanker. "I have a chance now, with my coaches, to have an impact on the group."

Canada missed a second chance at qualifying for the next year's World Cup in Japan by losing 32-31 to Uruguay last weekend in Montevideo. The Canadians went into the final game of the two-leg series needing to win by 10 points after dropping the opening match 38-29 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

The Canadian men have never failed to qualify for a Rugby World Cup. A 30-hour travel day from Uruguay to California gave the team plenty of time to contemplate the situation they have put themselves in.

"There was a lot of disappointment in the room," said Jones. "We could have won the game on Saturday, which would have been a bit of a lemon to suck but it (would have) at least been a win. …

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